It is especially in winter -- when the darkness and cold weather take hold -- that our bodies seem to need some extra help in relaxing and releasing stress. For that much-needed help, a winter spa break in Italy is an excellent option. Situated near the border between Switzerland and Italy, Parco San Marco Beach is not only a retreat but a beautiful, charming destination. Within its 30 000 mÂ² grounds there are 111 suites and apartments, a 3000 mÂ² private beach, indoor and outdoor pools and a wellness center; not to mention the stunning lake views. A winter spa break in Italy Northern Italy is one of the most scenic regions in Europe, and is the perfect place to spend some time relaxing. Lake Lugano lies on the border between Switzerland and Italy and offers the best of both countries. And once you're there, it's time to choose the best way to loosen up those tight muscles. Many different kinds of therapeutic massage are on offer -- proven to help the body relax and let go of tension. Reflexology and hot stone massage are also very effective ways to dissipate stress.
Knowing which treatment is for you
Reflexology is based on the belief that specific points in the hands, feet and head correspond to other areas of the body, and that applying pressure to those points helps to release any blockages and improve energy flow throughout the body. Hot stone massage relies on the aid of hot stones placed directly on tense muscles, and by transferring heat it literally melts tension away, inducing deep relaxation. Both are available at the state-of-the-art SPA at Parco San Marco, along with beauty treatments for every need. Give yourself a break and take some time to enjoy a winter spa break in Italy while absorbing beautiful lake views.